Continuing the series "AFI Greatest Films Countdown" at the historic KiMo Theatre, the award-winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will screen on Saturday, May 14 at 2 and 6pm, and Sunday, May 15 at 2pm.
In the story, McMurphy (played by Jack Nicholson) has gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, he pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for those deemed mentally ill. Once there, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates.
McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious nurse. Louise Fletcher's Oscar-winning performance crafted Nurse Ratched into one of the most reviled characters in movie history. Nicholson won the first of his three Best Actor Oscars for this film.
The supporting cast features Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and Scatman Crothers, and was the second film to win all five major Oscars for the 1975 film (Best Picture, Actor and Actress in a Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay), an accomplishment by only two other films, It Happened One Night in 1934, and later in 1991 for The Silence of the Lambs.
Now considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is No. 33 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list. In 1993, it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress
and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Don't miss this chance to see an outstanding story and award-winning performances on the big screen at the historic KiMo Theatre. The film is rated R: Ages 17+.
General Admission for each screening is $6 to 8. Tickets are available at KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm. Concessions available.